Re: d-i Manual: 5.1.7. The Boot Screen - alternative DEs
On Sun 21 Oct 2012 at 08:34:53 +0200, Holger Wansing wrote:
> Brian Potkin <email@example.com> wrote:
> > The attached patch is a description of an option which does not appear
> > to be mentioned in any detail in the Guide, (Thinking on, it is almost a
> > hidden option. Why can it not be in the top level menu?)
> > --- manual/en/boot-installer/x86.xml 2012-10-20 18:53:08.923819809 +0100
> > +++ manual/en/boot-installer/x86_alternativeDEs.xml 2012-10-20 19:27:43.000000000 +0100
> > @@ -408,6 +408,12 @@
> > that allows to boot the installer in expert mode, in rescue mode and for
> > automated installs.
> > +The second menu also offers an 'Alternative desktop environments' menu.
> > +You can choose from KDE, LXDE or Xfce. You will be asked about having a
> > +DE towards the end of the install as part of installing extra packages.
> > +Unless you make a choice here (or with an installer boot parameter) you
> > +will have the GNOME Desktop Environment automatically installed.
> > +
> > </para><para>
> Please note, that that menu is not existing on all CDs.
> netboot or netinst CD for example does not have it.
The mini,iso and netinst.iso for beta-3 both have an 'Alternative
desktop environments' menu. To cater for images which do not present it,
the wording could be changed to "Depending on the installation method
you are using the second menu may also offer an . . . ".
However, it was remiss of me to claim
> The attached patch is a description of an option which does
> not appear to be mentioned in any detail in the Guide, . . .
Section 188.8.131.52. Selecting and Installing Software has this:
> Some CD images (netinst and DVD) also allow selection of the
> desired desktop environment from the graphical boot menu.
> Select the “Advanced options” option in the main menu and look
> for “Alternative desktop environments”.